Published on March 23rd, 2017 | by William Charles62
Can You Turn Chase Hyatt Free Night Certificates Into Points?
A few weeks ago there was a post on /r/churning discussing turning Hyatt free night certificates earned from the Chase Hyatt card into points after the free night certificates expired (for the purposes of this post we are referring to the free night certificates earned from the sign up bonus with no category restriction, not the annual free night certificate). Frequent Miler also had a post on this in 2016, but since then World of Hyatt has been introduced.
I asked Hyatt directly about this and received the following response:
As always, our colleagues work to help our members make the most of their benefits. Colleagues evaluate requests like this on a case by case basis – there is no formal policy. That said, achieving tier status is almost always a consideration when evaluating these kinds of requests.
Reddit user pkchihuahuas spoke to three different reps and the most knowledgable seemed to say that you’ll be able to get 10,000 points per certificate with no status and 20,000 points per night with Discoverist status (from 10 stays, not the status that comes with the card). If anybody has any additional data points then please share them in the comments – although hopefully people don’t as you should be using these before they expire!
Now that this post has gone live, we are getting a lot of different data points in the comments. I thought I’d collate them below.
- You have 90 days after the expiration of your free nights to call in
- Free night certificates from sign up bonus:
- 20,000 points per certificate with earned Discoverist status (e.g 25,000 base points or 10 qualifying nights): 1
- Anniversary free night certificates (category 1-4):
- Refusal to award points: 1
- Extended for 30 days and then given 10,000 points: 1